Trek the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain and help empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to follow their academic, sporting or artistic dreams.

Cradle Mountain sits in the stunning Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area and is one of Australia’s premier trekking destinations. Rocky mountain peaks, buttongrass moorlands, glacial lakes, waterfalls and dense rainforest are hallmarks of this natural haven.

On this adventure, you’ll spend five-days trekking a variety of trails around the Cradle Mountain Village area. From easy shorter exploration walks to day-long hikes and steep climbs up to beautiful lookouts, everyday you’ll face a different challenge. You’ll discover the Tasmanian wilderness up close on this unforgettable adventure. 

The funds you raise on this adventure will assist in making dreams a reality for children that will improve their lives or provide a stepping stone to a sustainable future.

Today, 3 million Australians are living in poverty, including one in six children. That’s almost 740,000 children. Poverty can seem insurmountable, but sometimes, all that people need is a chance to break the cycle of disadvantage.

Grow a Star provides opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to follow their dreams.

To engage in activity is to engage in life and society. Our program aims to build the capacity and self-confidence in young people to achieve their highest ambitions. For many disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, there are many barriers that get in the way of them participating in their interests. Too often, an opportunity to excel is closed off because of financial and family circumstances.

Grow a Star work with young people and their families to enable them to follow a hobby, an interest, a passion or ambition. We remove barriers by:

Funding specialist lessons or coaching

Purchasing equipment or specialist clothing

Funding sports club registration and representative fees

Funding some travel expenses and excursions

Funding costs of specialist elective school subjects

Providing music lessons or the purchase of an instrument

Providing mentoring and support

These are examples and the possibilities are numerous.  The program has supported budding rock musicians, athletics champions, lawn bowls specialists and ambitious tennis players, to name a few. What we ask for is enthusiasm and commitment, which is not usually in short supply among our emerging Stars.


8 - 12 November 2022


5 Day Trip
5 Day Challenge


Comfortable cabins, twin-share


Registration fee: $290
Travel quote: $3,250
Fundraising Target: $3,000 per person

icon-difficulty 3/5

Moderate difficulty

Want to learn more? Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack.

Ready to register? Click on the Register Now button to secure your spot on the team.

Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.


Enter your details to receive the full itinerary and info pack with more about the Trek for the Stars in Tasmania.